Dick Parsons, one of the first Black CEOs of a fortune 500 company, believes Georgia’s new legislation to be an attempt to surpress Black vote. The law, on paper, is meant to decrease voter fraud, but Parsons thinks this is a poor cover up.
Parsons said, “What does feeding somebody or giving somebody a glass of water have to do with fraud? It’s just a bald-faced attempt to prevent or suppress the number of Black voters who show up to vote in Georgia. We felt as a corporate community that we needed to call the legislature out, hold them accountable.”